2007 2005 2003 2001 1999
1997 1995 1993 1991 Past Champions

Past National Coal Dräger BG-174A Champions  
Year Benchman Company Team Name State
National coal competitions using the Dräger BG-174A were discontinued after 2007.  Bench competitions, however, continued after that year using the Dräger BG4 and the Biomarine 240S and 240R models.
2007 Gene Menozzi Consol PA Coal Company Bailey Team PA
2005 Tom Bochna Emerald Coal Resources LP Emerald No. 1 PA
2003 David Blankinship Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Southern Appalachia WV
2001 Joe Myers The American Coal Company Galatia Mine IL
1999 Steve Gravley Energy West Mining Silver UT
1997 Roger Carpenter Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Federal No. 2 WV
1995 Jim Doolin Twentymile Coal Company Twentymile CO
1993 Eric Gryska Southern Ohio Coal Company Meigs No. 31 OH
1991 Roger Carpenter Eastern Associated Coal Corp. Federal No. 2 WV
1989 Paul E. Prince Consolidation Coal Company Buchanan VA
1987 Malcom Dunbar National Mines Corp. Mathies PA
1985 Tom Bochna Emerald Mines Corp. Emerald A Team PA